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Has there ever been a match where both players played their best tennis?

I'm not sure I can think of a match where both players played their absolute best tennis. I am a firm believer that the point of tennis is to play your own great game, but to also get your opponent of theirs.

Can you think of one?

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Elena - Jenifer in us open 04
that was the best

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Elena - Jenifer in us open 04
that was the best
Didn't Jennifer lose the first set in like, five minutes?

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Maria v Justine at this years AO semi was an awesome match with both players playing really well.

Also maybe the US Open semi between Masha and Kim was another match with both players playing really well.
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There never will be. It's subjective.
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US Open 2003 Semifinal - Justine v Capriati.

It doesn't get any better than this.

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Roger-Marat Houston 2004 and AO 2005. Those are the only that come to mind.

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Seles vs Capriati Us Open 91

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I agree, Marat/Roger AO 2005 and Pete/Andre USO 2001. No other matches compare.
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I don't think it's immodest to say that Roz and Liz gave the best performances of their careers in '58, but then again, so did I!

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US Open 2003 Semifinal - Justine v Capriati.

It doesn't get any better than this.
that match was awesome
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Well both Venus Williams and Martina Hingis played their best I think in their semifinal in 2000 at the UsOpen.

And I also think Venus Williams vs. Lindsay Davenport Wimbledon 2005 final.

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Capriati def Seles 4-6 6-3 7-6 Miami Semi Final 2002
Jen saved 2 match points in the third set
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i dont think anyone can ever really say both players have played their best it just depends on how you look at it. IE to say venus and davenport wimbledon 05 makes me look at head to heads and think lindsay is quite capable of beating venus, and as she didnt, she obviously didnt play her best tennis.

Obvviously one player will always play better than another ona set day hence why they win a match. gotta rise your game.

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